Wyoming Highway Patrol Revs Up ‘Safe 2 Sturgis’ Campaign
Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will converge on Sturgis over the next 10 days and regional law enforcement agencies are working to keep riders safe to and from the rally.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Kyle McKay says the agency is partnering with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety to raise awareness through a campaign called Safe 2 Sturgis.
"Wyoming averages about three motorcycle fatalities per year during the Sturgis rally alone," said McKay.
"With this campaign, we will have several officers out trying to work motorcycle safety and enforce motorcycle laws, but not only that, bring awareness to make sure people give motorcycle riders safe distances when traveling," he added.
McKay says 235 motorcycle crashes were reported in Wyoming last year, 17 of which were fatal.